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You can get informations to the Freeware "PRIMA Little Image Viewer" (in the following briefly as LIV called) about the URL „ image viewer.html“ and you can download the installation file from there also. A description of the installation and the first settings as well as an overview of the available icons and short cuts you can find in the QuickStart document which is installed together with the program or can be downloaded separatly.

To the program LIV there is an eBook (state August of 2016) which is available in German and English language in the formats ePub and azw3. This eBook is part of the "edeus"-serial invented by me - you find an explanation of this concept here.

This eBook refers to LIV Release 2.0.

With the purchase of this eBook you support the advancement of this program or the new development of other freeware programs by me and receive in contrast to a "Donate" button still a real equivalent.

Keyboard short cuts are indicated in this eBook always thus:

a single key: <z> = press the key "z" (small letters).

a key combination: <CTRL> + <A> = holding on of the "CTRL" key and press the key "a".

I translated this eBook by myself into the English language (only by using the help of If you find a sentence which you can’t understand, please send me a mail. Or if you have a better translation, than do it also. Thank you.

Chances since the 2nd edition:

1. General program construction

You can use the four tabulators right in the title bar to switch between the four viewing kinds:

Single = Single image viewing (Tastenkürzel <S>)

Multi = Thumbnail view (Short cut <M>)

Audio = Shows images embedded in audio files (Short cut <A>)

Video = Plays videos by using DirectX (Short cut <D>)

Camera = Import of images from a digital camera (Short cut <C>)

Right in the icon bar you can see the icons for Settings (Options) (Short cut <CTRL> + <T>) and the QuickStart-Document (Short cut <F1>).

Because of my German OS you see in the following pictures some words which are unknown to you - here the translations for no confusion:

Left in the title bar you can find the main menu. I placed it there because I rarely need it on image viewing (mostly I’m working by short cuts or the mouse) and so place was saved (the one for the menu bar):

The short cuts for image functions are often the same like in IrfanView which I used before mostly. An overview of all short cuts and icons you will find in the QuickStart-document, Appendix A.

The statusbar is almost exclusively used for single image viewing. So a description of the fields you will find in chapter 2 „Single Image View“.

The icon bar gives you fast access to some functions appending from the viewing mode and particulary from the format of the shown image:

You can read more about it in the respective chapters.

If you move the mouse cursor on a icon and wait a little bit („point“ to it) than you will get a short information (hint) to this icon and it’s function.

If you have assigned one or more image extensions to the LIV in the settings (see QuickStart document) than you can open image files in LIV by double clicking on it in the windows explorer.

With the context menu (right mouse button) you have fast access to the most available functions.

Normally you can close the LIV by the short cut <CTRL> + <Q> (for „Quit“). In the settings you can choose to close it by pressing the <ESC>-Key too.


2. Single Image View

Switch to single image view (tab „Single“):

Tastenkombination: <S>


Open image file:

Short Cut: <CTRL> + <O>


Run the LIV application and click on the menue, there on „File / Open Image“ (or use the short cut or click on the icon) and choose in the dialog window firstly the folder and than the image file you want to open. On the right-hand side you see a preview of the image (you can change the settings for it in the combobox above. Click on „Open“.

The image will be shown and fitted to the window as default. Exception: Images which are smaller like the window will be shown in their originally size (e. g. icons).

If you opened a single image in another folder like in the thumbnail view than this view will be refreshed automatically (tab „Multi“). So you can navigate very easy between all images of the actually folder.

In the status bar you can see the most important informations to the opened image in this sequence:

For a better readability I tiled the image of the status bar in to images:

The last entry diplays the name of the used skin and has nothing to do with the image. How much you can see from all entries depends on the size of the program window. So a long file path can be cutted if the window is to small.

In the tab „Single“ are the following functions available


Verlag: BookRix GmbH & Co. KG

Texte: Jens Wahl
Bildmaterialien: Jens Wahl
Übersetzung: Jens Wahl
Tag der Veröffentlichung: 27.01.2015
ISBN: 978-3-7368-7392-6

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